WEEKEND TEAM NEWS.
26 Nov, 2019
TRAINING THIS WEEK
TUESDAY AT VIOLETBANK
U14 Boys – 6pm to 7.30pm. U16 Boys have the evening off
U14 & U16 Girls – 7pm to 8.30pm
U18 Girls & Senior Women – 7pm to 8.15pm
U18 Boys & Senior Men – 7pm to 9pm in the Gym
WEDNESDAY AT GALABANK
U18 Girls & Senior Women – 7.30pm to 9pm
U18 Boys & Senior Men – 7.30pm to 9pm
£1 per person.
THURSDAY AT VIOLETBANK
U14 & U16 Boys – 6pm to 7.00pm
U14 & U16 Girls – 7pm to 8.30pm
U18 Boys & Senior Men – 7pm to 9pm
FRIDAY AT GALABANK
P1-P7 Tigers – 6pm to 7pm
P4-P7 Players – are asked to wear studs (metal ok), or astro footwear on main pitch. Preferably NOT trainers.
P1-P3 Players – any footwear on the Mugga area.
New players always wanted. Just turn up or email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more info. No experience necessary. You all have to start from somewhere!
DERBY MATCH FOR THE 1ST XV
On Saturday, the Annan 1st XV are travelling to the Greenlaw to take on Stewartry 1st XV in a Chisholm Cup/West 1 match.
The teams met earlier in the season in Shield and League/Chisholm Cup 1st leg matches, with Stewartry coming out on top on both occasions.
The Annan 1st XV will be going into the match on the back of two great wins and will be hoping to take that form into the match on Saturday.
To win the match the black and amber just need, of course, a 1 point win. To retain the Chisholm Cup Annan need an 8 point win.
For the record, Annan hold a 10-7 lead in Chisholm Cup wins and have held the Cup since September 2015 and will not be wanting to relinquish it just yet.
Since the turn of the century the teams have met at the Greenlaw on 14 occasions, Annan winning 9 times and Stewartry 5. Average score: Stewartry 15 v Annan 18
Should be a cracking match at the Greenlaw.
1st XV players to meet Bank Street at 11.15am for the 2pm kick off.
1st XV Starting Lineup: R Glass, K Warrick, R Hetherington, T Sloan, M Thompson, B Thomson, C Bell, S Haren, A Jancey, J Bigham, J Kirby, H Houdley, D Wyllie, L Johnstone, J Whiteside
1st XV Substitutes: N Coupland, D Nordon, J Park.
2ND XV ON THE ROAD TO DALZIEL
STOP PRESS: The 2nd XV will now take on Stewartry 2nd XV at the Greenlaw as the pitch at Dalziel is frozen (match to be rearranged). Players to meet at Bank Street at 11.15am. Transport: Bus. #DerbyDays
The Annan 2nd XV start a run of 3 big matches on Saturday that could determine if Annan 2nd XV will be challenging for the league title come 2020.
On Saturday they travel to Glasgow to take in Dalziel 3rd XV. The teams met earlier in the season and Annan ran out 68-12 winners but Dalziel on their day, especially at home, are a match for anyone in this league.
Then after this match, Annan 2nd XV then have 2 huge home matches on the 7th and 14th December versus 1st placed Marr and then 2nd placed Carrick respectively.
The Annan 2nd XV will need to win 3 from 3 to keep up their title ambitions going into the last 5 matches in 2020. A hard ask but one the Annan 2nd XV will definitely be up for.
As always the mighty Twos are always on the lookout for new and available players for Saturday. Drop 2nd XV Team manager Gavin Lynch a message or on 07554 494262
2nd XV players to meet Bank Street at 10.45am for the 2pm kick off.
2nd XV squad: R Brown, D Lockerby, B Conroy, N Graham, J Burgess, B Sweeney, M Duncan, A Reid, D Ferguson, B White, C Grant, A Carmichael, R Armstrong, R Barlow, E Campbell, I thorburn
WARRIORS PLAY THEIR LAST LEAGUE GAME OF THE SEASON
On Sunday, the Annan Warriors are off to the Capital when then take on Broughton Ladies in the last match of the Tennent’s National 1 season.
It’s been a mixed season for the Warriors but they will be aiming to finish the year on a high with a win over the Edinburgh team.
The teams met earlier in the season when the match ended in a draw. The teams have only met once in Edinburgh and that was back in November 2017 when Broughton Ladies won 36-19, so the Warriors will be wanting to get a tick in the away win column.
The Warriors will then be taking a break before the new cup season starts early next year.
Warriors XV players to meet Bank Street at 10am for the 2pm kick off.
Warriors XV Starting Lineup: 1 N Barnes, 2 M Alexander, 3 J Dalgliesh, 4 R Peacock, 5 M Muir, 6 A McWilliam,7 L Glendinning, 8 K Warrick, 9 N Barlow, 10 M McGeoch, 11 B Lowery, 12 C Barnes, 13 J Stewart, 14 J McGregor, 15 K Barlow
Warriors XV Substitutes: 16 L Moffat, 17 Ashley Clark, 18 C Ritchie, 19 M Ker
YOUTH TEAMS IN ACTION
Was a great Sunday last weekend with both the U14 Tigers and U15 Hornets winning.
This Sunday it’s the turn of the U16 Tigers and the U14 and U16 Hornets to take to the rugby pitches.
The U14 and U16 Hornets have their first home matches of the season when they host Wigtownshire Girls at Violetbank. This is a return match as the teams first met in August. The Hornets are also teaming up with the girls from Carlisle Rugby Club to boost the playing numbers.
Players to meet at Violetbank as arranged with the coaches for the 12pm kick offs.
While the U16 Tigers travel to Garnock for their latest Galant Conference B league match. The U16 Boys will be hoping to continue their good away form that has produced 2 great wins for the last 2 away matches.
Players to meet as arranged with the coaches for the 2pm kick off.
The undefeated U14 Tigers and the always amazing P1-P7 Tiger teams have the weekend off.
Best of luck to all the teams this weekend